This past August we ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the Zelensky Action Figure. Since then, we've been off to the races, trying to get him produced as quickly as possible. (Don't worry. If you missed him on Kickstarter, you can preorder him right here.)
Over the next few months, we'll be sharing his journey from clay sculpture to Real Life Action Figure right here on our blog.
We want to make it super-clear that this is a peak behind the scenes. Action Figures don't pop out perfect on the first shot.
So, if he doesn't look quite right to you, fear not. This is all a part of the process. Getting these guys made is an intercontinental collaboration and it takes a lot of back and forth to get all the artistic details "just right".
The figure you see waving down below is the very first prototype. In all the previous photos we've shown of him, you were seeing the original - the clay sculpture that was hand-made by Mike Leavitt.
As you can see, he's now made of (fantastic) plastic and has all his moving parts. In technical speak, he's now fully "engineered".
Our job from here is to get the plastic one to look as much like the original clay one as possible. Over the coming weeks, we'll be working on getting the "deco" (aka; paint job) dialed in. You'll see just how big a difference that can make in our next update!
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